To slow the spread of COVID-19, vulnerable people are being asked to cocoon. This means they should stay at home at all times and avoid face-to-face contact.
Those at risk are:
- people aged 70 or over
- everyone living in a residential home or long term care
- people who have serious medical conditions that make them vulnerable.
To facilitate cocooning measures Local Authorities were advised by Minister Murphy to activate the Framework for Local Authority Community Support. Helplines and support structures were put in place over the weekend.
A Local Authority Community Response Forum will meet in each local authority area to coordinate and ramp up work to help ensure all vulnerable members of our communities affected by these new arrangements are appropriately supported to access food, medicines, and other needs, including transport for medical appointments.
Click here to download a complete list of Local Authority Community Response Forums